Covid-19 Message

We are pleased to announce that we have resumed charter operations.  We have in place stringent hygiene practices, including disinfectant cleansing of our boats and equipment prior to every trip, steam cleaning of our boats daily, and hand sanitiser for Skippers, crew and passengers.  We have also been accredited with the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 Industry Standard Accreditation in Partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  We are currently only operating Private Charters so that you and your private group will not be in contact with strangers.  

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Welcome to Abhainn Cruises

We provide RIB boat tours throughout Northern Ireland & beyond.

Create life-long memories as you immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of World Heritage sites. 

Discover Hidden Gems along our breath-taking coast.

Explore the islands and shores of Lough Neagh; the Heartland of Northern Ireland.

Experience the solace of the River Bann as our Mesolithic forefathers once did. 

We offer you an authentic experience of Northern Ireland, truly off the beaten track.

Discover Abhainn Cruises Trips by Interest

 Our bespoke private charters offer you a unique experience at World Heritage Sites, a chance to discover hidden gems, take photographs at inaccessible locations, watch wildlife and appreciate the beauty and history that is part of Northern Ireland Heritage.

We can help create the perfect itinerary for your boat tour.

Adventure with Abhainn Cruises - Northern Ireland


Fast RIB boats for thrills!

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Photography with Abhainn Cruises - Northern Ireland


Unique photo opportunities!

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Learn History with Abhainn Cruises Northern Ireland


History and heritage.

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wildlife watch and photography


Puffins, seals, dolphins, whales, birdlife…

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What our customers say

Great trip to the Isle of Mann to see the TT, highly exciting and adventurous trip it was, great professional crew and eager to please, well kitted out with waterproof suits and life jackets, definitely not to be missed, I will be back on Abhainn Cruises without a doubt..

Colm Murphy

Absolutely fabulous trip on the water today. Tim was so accommodating of my sons needs (quadriplegic CP). We all had a blast!!

Wendy Hendrick

Thanks once again Abhainn Cruises for an unreal boat trip over to the isle of man TT racing last Saturday morning. Due to the job i do i found them very accommodating as it was a last minute thing on my behalf. Also in terms of coming home it was arranged perfectly as i was able to change my journey times to suit myself without any hesitation and you don’t get to do that everyday. i found the journey safe, friendly and had loads of craic. I would highly recommend it to anybody.

Arnie Lutton

Unbelievable way to experience the water and the stunning coastline! Tim was a legend, great craic from start to finish and accommodating for all passengers! The trips are a rush but the views are something else. 5 star barely cuts it!

Colin Tedford

Great puffin safari today. everyone really enjoyed the trip.

Doreen McClintock

Ben was an Excellent tour guide, informative and sociable. We’d a fun family day out. Great to see part of the country from a different perspective. Kids were thrilled when he went fast. Everyone in our group from 11-78yrs of age enjoyed the experience. Definitely recommend.

Elaine Dickson

we LOVED every second of our trip …from we started till we finished it was AMAZING ! We had a beautiful meal at the pub on Rathlin Island and enjoyed the running commentary throughout the cruise ..Allan and myself will do this again SOON …SUPERB !!!

Jenny Chikany Reid

Private Charters

We provide bespoke private tours for small and large groups, families and friends, events and team building

Safety Boat Services

We provide RIB boat and skipper for inland and offshore water events, such as sailing regattas etc

Film / TV Crew Work

We cater for filming crews, providing both safety boat and camera boat as well as location scouting

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